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Trade and investment policy can and should be more inclusive

Monday, 9 April 2018, 2:57 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says that a debate on our approach to trade and investment policy is welcome and overdue. More >>

New Green co-leader targets homelessness, health funding

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:45 am | RNZ

New Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson plans to be a loud voice on the party's grassroots connections who want attention for their issues in the community, she says. More >>

Facebook reveals NZers data accessed by Cambridge Analytica

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:24 am | RNZ

Nearly 64,000 New Zealanders are estimated to have had their data collected and used by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook says. More >>

Calls for medical cannabis trials on children

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:25 pm | RNZ

Trials of medical cannabis for children with behavioural disorders are urgently needed, a paediatrician says. More >>

YouTube, Censorship and Nasim Aghdam

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:19 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“People like me are not good for big business, like for animal business, medicine business and for many other businesses. That’s why they are discriminating and censoring us.” Nasim Najafi Aghdam discussing YouTube More >>

EPA head insists he did not mislead MPs

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:52 pm | RNZ

The head of the Environmental Protection Authority returned to Parliament today insisting he had not misled MPs about ministers interfering in the removal of the authority's controversial chief scientist. More >>

NZ sixth on medal table after Games day one

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:46 pm | RNZ

After the first day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, New Zealand sits at sixth on the medal table. More >>

ECE: Govt looks to turn tide away from privatised education

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:07 pm | RNZ

The government has warned the early childhood sector it could step in to limit the detrimental effects of competition and it wants to turn the tide away from privatised education. More >>

Gordon Campbell on racial profiling at Immigration NZ

Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:33 am | Gordon Campbell

So Immigration New Zealand has been using racial profiling to guide its decisions on which kinds of immigrants it should deport. More >>

Confirmation overstayers deported using profiling programme

Friday, 6 April 2018, 10:29 am | RNZ

A profiling programme labelled racist by critics has already been used to deport overstayers deemed to be "high priority", Immigration New Zealand has confirmed. More >>

INZ using data system to predict likely troublemakers

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

Overstayers could be on a fast track to deportation if they belong to a demographic group identified as being a burden on the country. More >>

Politicians seek different narratives at RNZ hearing

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 3:00 pm | RNZ

Both sides of Parliament were looking for a smoking gun in RNZ's comments at today's select committee hearing, but only found a steaming water-pistol, writes Andrew Geddis . More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Bill prompts calls for broader allowances

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 2:54 pm | RNZ

MPs have been urged today to provide wider legal protection for medicinal cannabis use than is currently proposed. More >>

RNZ bosses set the record straight over Hirschfeld, Curran..

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 11:30 am | RNZ

RNZ's chairman and chief executive have apologised to a select committee for misleading it over a meeting between its former head of news and the Communications Minister, saying they both feel "very foolish" over the error. More >>

Waitangi Tribunal's recommendations frequently ignored - UN

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:58 pm | RNZ

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has released a report which outlines its concerns for the human rights performance of New Zealand, and the inequities facing Māori in terms of their economic, social and cultural rights. More >>

Middlemore Hospital: Three more buildings of 'high concern'

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 3:03 pm | RNZ

The extent of the Counties Manukau District Health Board's building woes is even worse than first thought. More >>

50,000 NZ vehicles affected in airbag recall

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 2:54 pm | RNZ

The government has launched a compulsory recall of vehicles with Alpha-type Takata airbags - about 50,000. More >>

Immigration agents caught out over illegal rubber-stamping

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 12:36 pm | RNZ

Immigration agents have been caught illegally rubber-stamping bulk applications made by unlicenced advisers overseas. More >>

Gordon Campbell on making our roads safer, less congested

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:46 am | Gordon Campbell

If Auckland wants a better, modern transport system – and if the rest of the country wants safer roads that kill and injure fewer people every year – then this will cost money, and all of us will need to make sacrifices to pay for it. The ‘do nothing’ ... More >>

Atmospheric Burnings: The Re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:59 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The precipitous demise of China’s prototype space station, Tiangong-1, was the sort of event that took earthbound discussions to more heavenly matters. Human beings, as is their wont, tend to follow the rules of colonisation with a certain automatism. ... More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 26/3/18: Land Transport

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:02 pm | Joseph Cederwall

The Prime Minister appeared at today's Post-Cabinet press Conference to discuss the Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2018 on land transport. More >>

Watch: Simon Bridges on Middlemore Hospital problems

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:53 am | RNZ

National Party leader Simon Bridges is refusing to accept responsibility for infrastructure problems at Middlemore Hospital that came to light under its watch. More >>

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? Legacy of Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:30 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. More >>

On Middlemore Hospital as a symptom of neglect

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:27 am | Gordon Campbell

Week by week, the sheer scale of the neglect to crucial social infrastructure by the Key/English government becomes apparent – and with it the size (and expense) of the problems they’ve left behind, for the Ardern government to somehow address. ... More >>

Where does Joseph Parker go from here?

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 9:48 am | Mervin Johnson

Early on Easter morning Kiwis woke up, huddling around their TV screens and laptops, one would think the All Blacks were playing in rugby the world cup. More >>

Katya Rivas' The Passion : Reflections On Redemption

Monday, 2 April 2018, 2:04 am | Katya Rivas

If I have decided not to destroy the world, it means that I want to renew it and rejuvenate it. The old trees need to lose their leaves and be pruned so that they can give new sprouts. And the old branches, the dry leaves, are to be burned. More >>

NZ health system 'won't be fixed in one term'

Saturday, 31 March 2018, 3:50 pm | RNZ

New Zealand’s health system has been so badly neglected by the previous government it needs about $14 billion invested in infrastructure in the next 10 years, Health Minister David Clark says. More >>

Katya Rivas' The Passion : From Gethsemane to The Cross

Saturday, 31 March 2018, 4:49 am | Katya Rivas

Extracts five through twenty one of Katya Rivas's The Passion, an account of the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ told in the words of Jesus. More >>

DHB unable to take legal action over rotting buildings

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 5:08 pm | RNZ

South Auckland's district health board has been unable to take legal action to get money back in the case of three out of four of its rotting buildings. More >>

Easter traditions rooted in violence

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:28 am | Lynley Tulloch

Lamb is an ingrained symbol of Easter and may show up on many tables this long weekend. Easter lamb is a tradition rooted in history, connected to the book of Genesis when Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac. He bound his son to a rock but was ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the looming Hit & Run inquiry

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:13 am | Gordon Campbell

It now seems certain the government will be launching an independent inquiry (after Easter) into the allegations contained in the Hit & Run book, and related matters. At the post-Cabinet press conference this week, PM Jacinda Ardern confirmed to Werewolf ... More >>

Migrants trapped in quagmire:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:25 pm | Citizen News Service

Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers to people who legally relocate to another country, the word ... More >>

Spied-upon groups welcome wider Thompson + Clark inquiry

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:18 pm | RNZ

Two groups that say they were spied on by Thompson + Clark are welcoming the widening of an inquiry into the controversial security company to cover not one but two government agencies. More >>

Clare Curran won't resign over meeting with Carol Hirschfeld

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:31 pm | RNZ

Clare Curran says she has no intention of resigning as Broadcasting Minister, in the wake of the controversy of her meeting with the former RNZ head of news Carol Hirschfeld. More >>

Commissioner: Facebook not complying with the Privacy Act

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 11:28 am | RNZ

He said Facebook refused to give a complainant access to personal information held on the accounts of several other users. More >>

Thinking Beyond Exceptionalism

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:03 am | David Swanson

Excepted from Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (April, 2018). More >>

RNZ shock also rocks government

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:40 pm | RNZ

The effects of Carol Hirschfeld’s resignation from RNZ over an off-the-books meeting with the broadcasting minister go beyond the broadcaster itself. It comes as the minister was putting in place a system to fund broadcasting at arms’ length from ... More >>

Open Government Mid-term Report – Still Room For Improvement

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 1:13 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Yesterday, the Open Government Partnership released a Mid-term Progress Report on New Zealand's Open Government Efforts . More >>

On the hype about the Reserve Bank’s new governor

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

It is time for the ritual handover at the Reserve Bank. Sometime today, Adrian Orr will don the gubernatorial undergarments, drain the Goblet of Knowledge and be led down, down the spiral staircase to confront the Beast of Inflation in its lair, believed ... More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 26/3/18: Nurses Pay

Monday, 26 March 2018, 6:14 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened her press conference with a summary of her plans for the week ahead including the launch of a Topp Twinns monument at the National Library, attending the reopening of Trades Hall in Wellingtin after earthquake strengthening, ... More >>

'Supergrans' to take on oil industry

Monday, 26 March 2018, 12:25 pm | RNZ

Grandparents from around the country are joining priests, doctors, and scientists to protest at the annual oil and gas conference in Wellington, which starts today. More >>

KiwiBuild homes: Private sector needs help - Twyford

Monday, 26 March 2018, 10:51 am | RNZ

A new Auckland central housing project will take some of the pressure off the private sector, says Housing Minister Phil Twyford. More >>

Auckland housing plan nothing new - Bridges

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:58 am | RNZ

National leader Simon Bridges says the government's announcement of thousands of new houses in Auckland is just a rebranding exercise. More >>

Taxpayers to help pay for new Auckland housing project

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:56 am | RNZ

Housing Minister Phil Twyford yesterday unveiled the plan to build up to 4000 houses on roughly 30 hectares in Mt Albert . More >>

The Temptations of Ball Tampering

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 4:45 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Temptations of Ball Tampering: Steve Smith’s Australian Team in South Africa There was an audacity about it, carried out with amateurish callowness. As it turned out Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, besieged and vulnerable, had been egged ... More >>

Lack of clarity around US tariff decisions - Trade Minister

Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:49 pm | RNZ

It's unclear what the flow-on effect will be for New Zealand of new United States' tariffs on Chinese imports, the Trade Minister says. More >>

WOMAD - A Harmony Of Difference Part 2

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:06 pm | Joseph Cederwall

See Part 1 for Reviews and videos on Kamasi Washington, Tinariwen, Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band, Aldous Harding, Chico Trujillo, Nano Stern, Jojo Abot and The Thievery Corporation . More >>

Gordon Campbell on a trade war with China

Friday, 23 March 2018, 1:29 pm | Gordon Campbell

A s things currently stand, the White House has NOT included New Zealand on its list of allies whose steel and aluminium exports to the US will be exempted from US President Donald Trump’s recent hike in tariffs. More >>

Nigel Murray saga: DHB board member believes more money owed

Friday, 23 March 2018, 12:31 pm | RNZ

A Waikato District Health Board member believes the board's former and now disgraced chief executive owes them more money than first thought. More >>

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Surveillance Capitalism

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 5:07 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Whether it creeps into politics, marketing, or simple profiling, the nature of surveillance as totality has been affirmed by certain events this decade. The Edward Snowden disclosures of 2013 demonstrated the complicity and collusion between Silicon Valley and the ... More >>

Proposal to decriminalise sex trafficking must be challenged

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:37 pm | Renee Gerlich

The New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective (NZPC) has begun seeking to have Section 19 removed from the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA). Section 19 relates the PRA to the Immigration Act, and essentially prohibits anyone who is not a New Zealand citizen ... More >>

Jones's call for Air NZ resignation step too far: Ardern

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 5:50 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones's public call for the chairman of Air New Zealand to resign was "a step too far", says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Jones' Air NZ comments 'a step too far' - PM

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 5:02 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reined in New Zealand First minister Shane Jones after he called for the chairman of Air New Zealand to be sacked. More >>

Your vote - caught in the web

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 4:56 pm | RNZ

As fears grow overseas over the way practitioners of political dark arts are embracing advanced digital technology, Insight looks at how social media, Facebook in particular, will play a greater role in political messaging in this year's election campaign. More >>

Explainer: Why you should care about Cambridge Analytica

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 3:44 pm | RNZ

Facebook's shares has lost billions of dollars in value after something to do with data used by Cambridge Analytica. Confused? Here's what it means, and what could come next. More >>

WOMAD 2018 - A Harmony Of Difference

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 12:13 pm | Joseph Cederwall

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible when ... More >>

Elusive Otters - Anne Sofie von Otter with the NZSO

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 1:25 pm | Max Rashbrooke

Among the many qualities one looks for in an artist is generosity: a sense that giving, and giving fully, is important to them, is part of their artistic make up. More >>

Notes from the PM’s Press Conference - Widodo, oil and Obama

Monday, 19 March 2018, 4:36 pm | The Scoop Team

In her bilateral with the President, Jacinda Ardern said she would be emphasising the important of the relationship with Indonesia, but NZ wanted to expand trade. The PM said she would be raising NZ’s human rights concerns. More >>

Russian Trained Sex Spy "Nastya" to Record Oligarch

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:58 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A jailed Belorussian woman who claims to have audio of Russians and Americans colluding with President Trump's election, boasted that she is a trained "huntress" who secretly recorded her "seduction" of wealthy "victims" while lying, ... More >>

Former Tongan PM charged in passport inquiry

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:28 pm | John Braddock

Amid deepening political turmoil in the small Pacific island kingdom of Tonga, police announced on March 2 the arrest of former prime minister Lord Tu’ivakano in connection with a passport fraud scandal. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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